Students learn best in a learning environment that is structured and safe. Engaging students to perform their best includes teacher-to-student and student to content interaction. Use of technology can greatly enhance academic outcomes. Treating students with respect and expecting their best generally sets the tone for excellent achievement. I have worked four years as a special education teacher in k-12 teaching positions. I have an M.Ed. from Grand Canyon University, and am currently finishing up my doctoral program in Organizational Leadership as well. I have an ESOL endorsement from Oregon State University, as well as a certificate for E-Learning and Online Teaching from the UW Stout.